NYC Motorcycle Accidents
An NYC Motorcycle Accident Lawyer can tell you that riding a motorcycle poses very real dangers. When an accident occurs, the injuries suffered can be significant, because a motorcycle affords so little protection. Also, bikes are more prone to accidents due to poor visibility, weather and road conditions. Poor design of the motorcycle of defective parts (defective product), can also play a role as well. The injuries often caused by a motorcycle accident can usually significant, and can include a serious Head Injury, amputation, broken bone or Spinal Injury. These injuries often cause permanent disability, as well as sky-high medical expenses. If you have been hurt in a motorcycle accident, it is important that you take prompt action to ensure that your rights are protected. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, medical expenses, lost time from work and more. Speak the legal team from Stephen Bilkis and Associates for guidance and a free consultation.
Experiencing a bike accident usually causes significant injuries because there is little protection between the motorcyclist and the pavement. The driver of a motor vehicle has seat belts available, and is surrounded by steel. Bikes are much more unstable that a car as well, because of their two wheel design. Also, because a car far outweighs a bike, in the event of an accident, the motorcycle takes the hardest hit.
Road conditions can play a significant part in an accident. Riders can be vulnerable to poor road conditions and inclement weather. While a car could easily navigate over an unexpected pothole, the same pothole could cause a real problem for a motorcycle. If you believe that questionable road conditions were a factor in your bike accident, our team will explain that you may be able to file an action against the entity that maintains the road.
Unfortunately, recent statistics show that nearly 80% of all bike accidents end in serious injury or death. 70% of these accidents were a result of drivers not seeing the motorcyclist. Other common causes of these accidents include:
- Poor Road Conditions
- Novice motorcyclists
- Inclement weather
- Limited visibility
- Driving Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol
If you or a loved one has been involved in a bike accident, it is very important to be examined by a physician as soon as possible. Even if you don't feel you were seriously hurt, something minor could grow into something serious over time. It is also important to seek medical attention because this will document any injuries caused by the accident, which will become important later should you decide to file a legal claim.
If you believe that your accident was due to the negligence of another party, contact us right away. We will determine what legal recourse is right for you. Whether you have been injured in a Car Accident, trip and fall or a Construction Accident, our office can provide the legal guidance you need. Contact us for a free consultation at 800.696.9529 today.
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